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The DLG (German Agricultural Society), the organiser of Agritechnica, has announced the winners of the Agritechnica Innovation Awards

Nexat SonnenblumenSunflower harvesting with the NexCo mounted combine and the Gold Award winning NEXAT carrier vehicle. (Image source: NEXAT GmbH)

The innovation award scheme for the international agricultural machinery industry has announced one gold and 16 silver award winners, chosen from 164 qualifying submissions.

Gold award for improved efficiency and environmental consciousness

The ‘Gold Award’ was bagged by NEXAT GmbH, a german agriculture machinery manufacturer for its NEXAT Systemtraktor. The NEXAT is a multipurpose carrier vehicle that can be used for tillage, sowing, crop protection and harvesting. 

The Agritechnica Innovation Gold Award is conferred on an innovation demonstrating a new concept in which the functionality has changed decisively and gives rise to a new process or marks a substantial improvement to an existing process.

Key criteria for the award included practical significance at the farm level, operating profitability, efficiency benefits, energy consumption improvements and work load reduction with improved health and safety features. 

Silver award 

The Agritechnica Innovation Silver Award is conferred on innovation for an existing product such that a significant improvement in functionality and process is achieved. Key criteria include for judging included relevance at farm level, work load reduction, enhanced work quality and improved reliability. 

Agritechnica announced 16 companies that met the sliver award criteria with their innovations:

Maschinenfabrik Bernard Krone GmbH & Co. KG for ExactUnload 

Continental AG for Agro ContiSeal

CLAAS for Terranimo soil compaction risk display on the terminal

AGCO GmbH - Fendt for Automatic dust extraction system

Müthing GmbH & Co. KG Soest for Müthing CoverSeeder

RAUCH Landmaschinenfabrik GmbH for TerraService

AMAZONEN-WERKE H. Dreyer SE & Co. KG for DirectInject system

Planungsbüro Heinrich for Photoheyler

Fasterholt Maskinfabrik A/S, Denmark for DL 66 Pro

CNH Industrial Deutschland GmbH NEW HOLLAND for OptiSpread Automation System


CNH Industrial Deutschland GmbH NEW HOLLAND for Big Baler Automation

Agro Intelligence ApS, Denmark for RoboVeg Robotti 

Rostselmash, Russia for RSM Ok ID

Agtech 2030, Sweden for Compaction Prevention System (CPS)

Reichhardt GmbH Steuerungstechnik for SIS REMOTE